Washington - Nov 10, 2010 - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has named Sarah Whitesell as Media Bureau deputy chief. Whitesell will play a leadership role in shaping the bureau's policies for the media marketplace on broadcast ownership, children's issues, and large media transactions, among others.
Prior to joining the Media Bureau in 2005 as its associate bureau chief, Whitesell served in a number of capacities at the Commission, including associate chief of the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, associate chief of the Cable Bureau, acting legal advisor to Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein on media issues, and legal advisor to Commissioner Gloria Tristani for common carrier issues. Whitesell has also served as a member of the Telecommunications Task Force for the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division and as an associate at the law firm Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering. She has taught telecommunications law as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and legal writing as an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School. Whitesell also was a law clerk to Jane R. Roth, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.